Sunday, 20 December 2015

Casualties of Battle.

Earlier this year I was very lucky to be able to spend a few days at Gettysburg. While I was there I visited the local war games shop and came away with a small supply of reserves.

One bag I bought was Old Glory's ACW Hospital set.

 Found a couple of spare arms floating around not doing much so I added them into this stand.

 Another wounded Reb being brought in for the surgeon to his bit.

 A Confederate soldier helping a wounded Union brother.
There is a wagon with a couple of horses and a couple of riders, as well as another figure that I have yet to attack with a paintbrush.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

A rugged adventure.

The other week a couple of the lads got together for a wee game.

The IRA were having a secret meeting away from watching eyes and listening ears.

 Somehow though someone managed to inform both the local police and the British army!

  From opposite directions the army boys and the police make their way towards the building where the meeting is taking place.


 Hidden around the grounds are some lookouts, ready to give the signal should they see anything.

 An Irishman watching over the wall spots some army lads sneaking between hedge and trees. His shot misses but it does alert the rest of the IRA in the house.
 Another lookout,at the other end of the property, spots some police as they come through a gap in the hedges.
 He opens fire and drops the leading policeman.
 With their cover blown the army boys make a dash for the wall.
 Other groups of police and army are now rushing towards the building where the meeting is being held.
 One of the lookouts has been hit. The wounded man heads back to his friends as other members of the IRA are now either shooting out from the windows or rushing out side to help.
 With shots being fired all over the place the IRA members decide to make a run for it.
 Splitting up, about half of them go each way trying to get away from there attackers.
 A gap at the end of the wall looks like the easiest way on this side but the army have noticed this too.
 Over on the police side the IRA have had to abandon their wounded comrades so that at least some of them might escape to fight another day. 
At the end of the wall the fighting becomes desperate. The Irish manage to hold off the army long enough for some of the members to get away.

Most of the IRA lads were wounded and later captured but enough of them did get away and I am sure they will be back.

The rules were Rugged Adventures.
Most of the figures were painted by Nate at

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Lt Gen John Bell Hood

John Bell Hood was born in 1831 and died 1879. Considered by many as one of the best Brigade and Divisional commanders in the Confederate army.

 Wounded on the second day at Gettysburg, Hood lost the use of his left arm.
 He was wounded again at the Battle of Chickamauga while leading an assault requiring the amputation of his right leg.
 Despite these wounds Hood was still there for the Rebel cause.
 In 1864 he was given command of the Army of Tennessee. This was short lived after defeats at Franklin and Nashville.
Hood died in 1879 from Yellow Fever just days after his wife and oldest child leaving 10 orphans.

Hood is a Perrys metal figure and his off-sider is from the plastic cavalry set.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Scratchbuilt Trebuchet.

I have been keen on making one of these since looking at some paintings in the book,
 Arms and Uniforms, The Age of Chivalry, Part 2, by Liliane and Fred Funcken.

Having a castle with walls that need knocking down has also helped to encourage me.

 Managed to fill in a Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago.
 Mostly made from balsa wood.
 Ready to fire.

 The figures are Gripping Beast plastic Dark Age warriors with Perry's Plastic Medieval heads.

 The other two crew members are loading up another sling with a large rock in preparation for the next round.

 I haven't made up any rules for the use of a trebuchet yet, but for now it can just be for decoration on the table.

28mm Trebuchet.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Lt. Gen James Longstreet

Lieutenant General James Longstreet is a Perry's metal figure, the other two are from the Perry's  plastic cavalry set. 

Flag is from GMB.

 Corps command stand for Fire and Fury games.


Sunday, 8 November 2015

Zombies and Pirates

Searching for supplies with a whole lot of Zombies around is not always a lot of fun!

Daphne and Fred paired up with Chris and Chainsaw girl
 The humans split up into two groups and set off to search for food and drugs.
The Policemen were with Glenn and Shotgun Girl.

 When the humans began there were only a few Zombies around.
 Word soon got around that humans were in the area.
Glenn and his girlfriend took off down road leaving everyone else behind.

The rest headed for the nearest buildings and an abandoned car.

 With Zombies arriving on the scene the searches had to be quick.
 Fred started shooting some of the Zombies and Chris got stuck in with his cricket bat.
 Glenn and his girlfriend were on a mission and left the others behind, still in the buildings.
 Soon though they found themselves in trouble. The Zombies were closing in.
Chainsaw girl deals to a Zombie.
 After searching through the buildings it was time to move onto other areas.
Chris C and Fred, having killed off a few Zombies prepare to catch up with their friends.

Fred holds the doorway until the others are out the other side.
 Heading to the next bunch of buildings the Police boys stop off and search the ambulance but nothing is found. Glenn and his girlfriend, shotgun girl, make it back to join up with the rest of the humans.
 Glenn becomes very full of himself and decides to make a stand against any Zombie silly enough to take him on.
 The policemen hang around and take care of a few more Z's while the rest of the gang catch up. Chainsaw girl does another search of the ambulance and locates some drugs.(Isn't that just typical of a woman!)
 As the rest of the humans head for the next lot of buildings Glenn is overwhelmed with Zombies and makes the ultimate sacrifice. 
 Searching these buildings revealed some more food and some ammo. Just what was needed.
Chainsaw Girl with Fred and Shotgun Girl

Daphne, ready for anything
 The Police search the rooms while the others keep guard.
 All the Zombies are heading for the buildings. The humans need to get out of there fast.

Shotgun girl makes a dash across the fields towards the police car and was never seen again.
 The humans fight their way out of the building almost losing one of the coppers.
Almost out of ammo the humans make a run for it. Down the road and away to safety.

About 40 Zombies were killed for one human killed and one missing. Plenty of food and drugs were found and that will keep the humans going for a while.

Also had a game with some Pirates last weekend, not many of the photos were any good at all but here is a few.

 The rules were similar to the LotR rules.

 A great bit of loot grabbing somewhere in the Caribbean.

 A quick and simple game.

Lots of fun all round.

Big thanks to Brad and Clinton for the figures and scenery for these games.